RetroCade, a new Kickstarter pledge project, puts together all historic hardware synth boards that we loved so much in the past, such as the Commodore 64 SID chip or the Yamaha YM-2149 chip.
This hardware synthesizer is built on Gadget Factory’s own Papilio platform, and is designed with both hardware hackers and musicians in mind. Musicians will love the ease of use and extreme retro glitchiness that the Retrocade has to offer. RetroCade is open-source, and is designed to be hacked and modified in the way you would like to do.
The RetroCade Synth boasts the capability to play the built-in Commodore 64 SID chip, the Yamaha YM-2149 chip, .mod files, and MIDI files – all at the same time! The RetroCade Synth can be played via any external MIDI control interface or via your favorite audio/ sequencing software. We have built a custom VST software dashboard which gives you visual control over all the various parameters the synth has to offer, and it is included at all hardware tiers here on Kickstarter.